Server disappeared from WSUS console

youki 846 Reputation points
2021-11-15T16:22:01.623+00:00

Hello,
I have the issue that servers have disappeared and the only solution i've found is a script on the following site:

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/213809-wsus-clients-show-up-and-then-disappear

This script is similar to the script that i use for fixing the "updates with no status" issue. The only difference is that it registers several DLLs at the end.

https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f1a350b9-c7a6-4a2f-85ae-9951e8a55571/clients-disappearing-randomly-from-wsus-console?forum=winserverwsus

The script that i use only fixes the issue for a few weeks then the message "updates with no status" reappears.
Omg, what's the problem here, really cloning?!

Regards

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  1. Adam J. Marshall 5,666 Reputation points Microsoft MVP
    2021-11-15T16:31:38.873+00:00

    What you should do is modify your master image so that your cloned machines in the future don't have this issue. Before sysprepping, run:

    Remove-ItemProperty -Name AccountDomainSid, PingID, SusClientId, SusClientIDValidation -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\ -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    

    To fix your current issue, delete all affected computers from the WSUS MMC Console and then run the client side script ONCE on every affected computer.

    https://www.ajtek.ca/wsus/client-machines-not-reporting-to-wsus-properly/

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  2. youki 846 Reputation points
    2021-11-15T17:02:45.67+00:00

    Hi AJTek,
    it's exactly the same script that i use to fix the "updates with no status" issue (I guess i have it from your site, can't remember). It reappears periodically, so it must be something else (?!) but i can't find anything about it (I'm running it by script via GPO from time to time).

    Regards

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